The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices Purus: The Amazon in its original state. Protecting an entire country with the richest tropical forests in the world would seem unattainable. But in a way, this has been accomplished in Purus thanks to the joint efforts of WWF, the authorities and local peoples. One of the main Amazon tributaries, the Purus River, originates in southeastern Peru, in the heart of one of the most diverse and unexplored Amazon forests. An area of over 2,7 million hectares of forests larger than El Salvador extends along it, creating the conservation complex formed by the Alto Purus National Park the largest in Peru and the Purus Communal Reserve, officially created in with the support of WWF Peru, among other important institutions. The Purus complex is an enormous tropical forest region with cedar and mahogany trees that give shelter to jaguars, monkeys and peccaries; is the place of origin of rivers inhabited by giant otters and pink dolphins and also houses at least eight ethnic groups, including an unknown amount of indigenous people in voluntary isolation. In short, it is a vast portion of the Amazon in its original state. Stewards of the forest For years, activities such as illegal logging and poaching had exerted pressure on these unique forests and their biodiversity, disturbing indigenous communities and, even worse, generating inconceivable impacts upon isolated populations. In order to put an end to this and guarantee the conservation of Purus, in the government established the national park and communal reserve, which was internationally acknowledged by the Gift to the Earth Award, granted by WWF to the President of Peru.
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This might be difficult to see with mercantile eyes, but for us the land is the fountain of life and survival. It is a remote and sparsely populated region, accessible only by boat or airplane, with an abundant forest and aquatic ecosystem characterized by lowland tropical forests, bamboo forests and flat, palm-tree studded savannas. Approximately 30 percent of the known vertebrate species in the Amazon are found here, including the jaguar, giant river otter and the black spider monkey.
It is also home to a number of indigenous tribes, including some that have avoided contact with the outside world. Although the Amazon rainforest plain dominates the landscape, hilly terrain can be found in the western part of the park. The park harbors tropical forest ecosystems. Mammals found in the park include: the jaguar , the bicolored-spined porcupine , the puma , the tapeti , the giant otter , the red brocket , the tayra , the pacarana , the short-eared dog , the giant anteater , the green acouchi , the greater grison , the Amazon dwarf squirrel , the Amazon river dolphin , the emperor tamarin , the South American coati , the coppery titi , etc. About bird species have been reported in the park including: the blue-headed macaw , Spix's guan , the bat falcon , the red-bellied macaw , the sunbittern , the spangled cotinga , the king vulture , the white-necked jacobin , Chapman's swift , the ocellated poorwill , the pygmy antwren , the white-throated toucan , the jabiru , the golden-tailed sapphire , the Amazon kingfisher , the harpy eagle , the red-necked woodpecker , the scarlet macaw , the Amazonian royal flycatcher , etc.